A couple of years ago I took a group of Boy Scouts hiking at Percy Quin State Park. We did … Continue reading Was it a hike or a swim!
I learned an amazing thing from a Boy Scout! You shouldn’t be surprised because Scouts are a pretty sharp bunch, … Continue reading Dutch oven apple pie or Cast iron King Cake!
One of the requirements for new Scouts is to be able to identify or at least “show signs of ” … Continue reading Old friends and new in the forest
Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom was a television program from the early 1960’s through the 1980’s. Saint Louis Zoo Director, … Continue reading Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom at Philmont Scout Ranch
Like perhaps many of us, the Roaming Parkers got their first backpacking gear as hand-me-downs. When our oldest son first … Continue reading Review – Kelty Tioga external frame backpack
Not only did I totally rock the mile swim, but I did it in record time! It only took me … Continue reading How I rocked the mile swim
(First in a series) The first of the outdoor essentials that many outdoor groups like REI and the Boy Scouts tell folks to take with them on all outings is a navigation aid. That is, a map and compass. I remember as a child when I was a new Boy Scout I was super-proud of my compass. I knew I had the magic talisman that would make me a great woodsman!